Appearing in any exam is challenging enough for the students and this reflects the mental pressure they carry around them during the exam seasons. JEE Main is one of the most prestigious and most sought-after exams that numerous candidates apply and compete for the limited number of seats. Thus, it is important for candidates to catch up with their preparation routine well enough to stand their ground in the quest to grab a seat of their dream. To start things off, candidates must make sure that they are aware of the JEE Main exam pattern 2020 as this could help candidates to set the tone of their preparation. This article is dedicated to providing the candidates with all the required information related to the JEE Mains 2020 test pattern.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) has arranged the exam pattern of JEE Main for the candidates who will be appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination. NTA JEE Main consists of two papers, i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is the threshold for courses including BE/ B.Tech and Paper II is the threshold for candidates who would like to go for B.Arch/ Planning. Candidates, at the time of filling up of JEE Main application form, will be able to opt for either of these papers or both. The exam will be conducted both in online mode, i.e. computer-based tests and offline, i.e. pen and paper tests. Paper, I will be completely online, whereas paper II will be partly online and partly offline.

JEE Main Changed (New) Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme for MCQsCorrect AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerNo mark (0)
Marking Scheme for
Drawing Test –Part III
Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

Changes in JEE Main 2020: Exam Pattern, Application Fee, Types of Question

New Exam Pattern Of JEE Mains

As per the eligibility criteria for B.Arch and B.Planning courses and according to the opinion of Subject Experts, a few changes in the pattern of the question paper(s) and the number of question(s) for B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning have been approved by the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the conduct of the JEE (Main)-2020 Examination.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Changed Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal QuestionsTypes of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry100

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 New Exam Pattern

ExamSubjectsTotal Ques.Types of QuestionsMarks
B. Arch.Aptitude Test50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Drawing Test2Questions for drawing test100
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
B. Planning

Mathematics – Part I25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
Aptitude Test – Part II50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Planning Based Questions – Part III25Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)100

JEE Main 2020 Exam Shifts

A part of the JEE Main exam pattern is the schedule and timings for the exams to be conducted. This information will be helpful for candidates at the time of the examination. Even though jee main official notification regarding the exam shifts and timings are yet to be released, we can infer from the jee main 2019 exam pattern that is being followed. Given below is the schedule for the JEE Main 2020 as per the inference is drawn from the jee main 2019.

  • Mode of Examination – Paper I will be a computer-based standardized test, whereas, Paper-II will be bifurcated into both online mode and offline mode and online. Aptitude Test and Mathematics section in Paper-II will be an online computer-based standardized test and the Drawing section in Paper-II will be a pen and paper-based examination.
  • The timing of Examination – JEE Main 2020 is taking place in two sessions, i.e. first shift and second shift. The first shift will be from 09:30 hours to 12:30 hours and the second shift will be from 14:30 hours to 17:30 hours.
  • Duration of the Exam – Applicants of the Jee Main will have to attempt their examination in 3 hours.
  • Entry Timings – Candidates must reach on or before 07:30 hours for the first shift as the entry will be carried out from 07:30 hours to 08:30 hours and the candidates must reach on the venue on or before 12:30 for the second shift as the entry will be carried out from 12:30 hours till 13:30 hours.


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